Strive Gaming appoint Ian Smith as Chief Technology Officer

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Strive Gaming has announced that Ian Smith has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.

Smith will join the PAM provider after working for companies such as William Hill, Rank Group and Flutter Entertainment during his 20 years in the industry.

According to Strive Gaming, while at Rank Gaming he oversaw the company-wide expansion of its PAM and Omni-Channel expansion which demonstrates his ability to drive innovation and scalability within complex environments.

“We are delighted to welcome Ian Smith to Strive Gaming as our new CTO,” said Strive Gaming CEO Max Meltzer. “Ian has rare characteristics; exceptional hands-on skill, experience and yet a sense of calm, humility and above all a desire to help talent around him flourish. This coupled with his extensive industry experience in the gaming industry make him the right person to lead our technical initiatives and helping the business achieve its goals”

Strive says that Smith’s appointment underscores its commitment to fostering innovation and delivering cutting-edge solutions to its clients, and his vast experience and proven track record will make him an invaluable addition to its leadership team.

“I’m thrilled to join the talented team at Strive Gaming,” added Smith. “Having worked with their PAM product from a customer perspective, I have firsthand experience of its quality and potential. I am confident that together, we can further evolve the company and achieve our vision of becoming the number one PAM provider in North America.”

Strive expand following investment 

Last month Strive Gaming announced that it had been granted an Interim Authorization for iGaming and Sports Wagering Manufacturer by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

The approval came off the back of a successful round of investment led by OpenBet in which it secured funding from a number of major stakeholders. As part of the funding round Strive outlined its plan to utilize a portion of the funding to secure licenses in strategically important online casino states in 2024.

Earlier in the year Strive announced a partnership with Four Winds Casino in Michigan to provide its gaming service to the tribe-owned gaming company.